Abidal: 'Barça made a statement with the comeback'
The ex-Barça player said the Juventus match 'will be hard, it is always difficult to play Italian sides and they will want to make up for the final they lost'
Eric Abidal, winner of two Champions Leagues with FC Barcelona, spoke about the club’s current situation in Europe. The ex-blaugrana stated: “Barça made a real statement with the historic comeback against PSG and now lots of teams want to avoid facing them this year.”
The Frenchman went on to speak about the challenge Juventus will pose: “It is always difficult to play against Italian teams and Juventus are also aiming to win the trophy. They have already played one another in a final when Barça won so they will want to make up for that defeat.”
On the subject of the quarter final, the left back added: “the first leg is always very important and in the return leg Barça need to try and win like they did against PSG.”
“The blaugranas’ objectives are always the same, to try and go as far as possible in the competition and try and lift the trophy once again”, concluded Abidal.